Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.264 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

8.8

Quite an elegant nose dominated by an almost sweet cigar box type thing, smoky black fruit with dried floral notes along with mushroom, black olive & warm gravel.
Palate is silly with some sweet red fruit coming to the fore and some contours on the finish.

Quite an elegant nose dominated by an almost sweet cigar box type thing, smoky black fruit with dried floral notes along with mushroom, black olive & warm gravel.
Palate is silly with some sweet red fruit coming to the fore and some contours on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
Kenneth Korsbæk

Boom, what a wine!!

Boom, what a wine!!

Dec 16th, 2016
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.8

A little bretty but generally drinking well

A little bretty but generally drinking well

Oct 2nd, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Needed to open up a bit, but quite tasty. Lots of life and power.

Needed to open up a bit, but quite tasty. Lots of life and power.

Sep 16th, 2016
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.2

Typical Gruaud, a little Bretty but not in a bag way. Leather, charcoal, Rose petal.

Typical Gruaud, a little Bretty but not in a bag way. Leather, charcoal, Rose petal.

Sep 21st, 2015
Brian Maddux

1986 vintage

1986 vintage

Aug 24th, 2015
George Staikos

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Aug 9th, 2015
Chris Ursini

Brand Manager Chambers & Chambers

9.4

1985 showing beautifully

1985 showing beautifully

Aug 9th, 2015
Olga Tuttle

Partner/Winemaker Teutonic Wines

7.7

I think we got a counterfeit bottle. It tasted way too fresh and was the color of wine from the 2000s. It was OK but only if I paid about $25. Apparently this goes for $225. Anyone out the ever experience a counterfeit Bordeaux?

I think we got a counterfeit bottle. It tasted way too fresh and was the color of wine from the 2000s. It was OK but only if I paid about $25. Apparently this goes for $225. Anyone out the ever experience a counterfeit Bordeaux?

Dec 25th, 2014
Michael Landini

Best Gruaud Larose I have tasted.... Very happy

Best Gruaud Larose I have tasted.... Very happy

May 7th, 2014